Masters Theses

Abstract

"The study of the thermodynamic properties of solids at low temperatures has shown that most theories either break down or become too cumbersome.

A theory based upon a crystal lattice of atoms gives the best physical picture of a solid. Fisher has developed partition functions from this theory for the simple cubic, body-centered cubic, and the face-centered cubic lattices. In his paper Fisher gave three partition functions of increasing complexity and accuracy for each of the three lattices. In this paper the three partition functions for a face-centered cubic lattice shall be applied to silver and compared.

The Helmholtz free energy, the internal energy and specific heat at constant volume are shown for the simpler cases"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1952

Pagination

v, 27 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26).

Rights

© 1952 Ralph H. Lilienkamp, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Solids -- Thermal properties
Specific heat -- Measurement -- Mathematical models
Lattice dynamics

Thesis Number

T 1018

Print OCLC #

5915854

Electronic OCLC #

945736381

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Physics Commons

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